Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7 vs Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged

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Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7
Playability
77
Sound
85
Build
79
Value
75
Score
80
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Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged
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Playability
75
Sound
72
Build
76
Value
59
Score
74

Reasons to Get
Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7 over Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged

Frets Height
Taller vs Shorter
Easier to press down strings and bend them
Type of Frets
Jumbo vs Medium Jumbo
You won't feel the fretboard when pressing down the strings
Compound Radius
12" to 16" vs 12"
Balanced playability for chords and single-notes
Neck Joint
Bolt-On vs Set
Allows you to detach and swap the neck
Neck Profile
Speed vs Authentic 64 Medium C-Shape
Thin and flat neck for playing fast
Strings
7 vs 6
For lower tunings
Body Type
Solid Body vs Semi-Hollow
Feedback free
Switch Positions
5 vs 3
More tone options
Number of Frets
24 vs 22
Allows to reach higher notes
Locking Tuners
Yes vs None
Easier to change strings
Neck Thickness at 1st Fret
0.775'' (19.7mm) vs 0.87'' (22.1mm)
More comfortable open chords for small hands
Neck Thickness at 12th Fret
0.835'' (21.2mm) vs 0.98'' (24.9mm)
More comfortable at higher frets for small hands
Nut Width
1.75'' (44.5mm) vs 1.693'' (43mm)
Less likely to mute strings by accident and more space for fingerstyle
Luminescent Sidedots
Yes vs None
Assists you when playing in dark environments
Strap Lock
Yes vs None
Protects your guitar from dropping by locking the strap
Bridge
Evertune vs Fixed
Fixed bridge that will keep the guitar in tune forever
Scale Length
26.5'' (673.1mm) vs 24.75'' (628.7mm)
Lower action and brighter natural tone
Pickups Power
Active vs Passive
More output for heavier genres
Pickup Mods
Multi-Voicing vs None
Changes the voice (tones or gain) of the pickups
Value Score
75 vs 59
Better price/quality relationship

Reasons to Get
Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged over Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7

Country of Manufacturing
United States vs Indonesia
Built with higher quality standards
Type of Frets
Medium Jumbo vs Jumbo
You'll feel the fretboard when pressing down the strings
Neck Profile
Authentic 64 Medium C-Shape vs Speed
Comfortable neck that works for most people
Strings
6 vs 7
For higher tunings
Body Type
Semi-Hollow vs Solid Body
Lighter and allows more gain than a hollowbody
Volume Knobs
2 vs 1
More volume control
Tone Knobs
2 vs 1
More tone control
Neck Thickness at 1st Fret
0.87'' (22.1mm) vs 0.775'' (19.7mm)
More comfortable open chords for big hands
Neck Thickness at 12th Fret
0.98'' (24.9mm) vs 0.835'' (21.2mm)
More comfortable at higher frets for big hands
Nut Width
1.693'' (43mm) vs 1.75'' (44.5mm)
Favors small hands, easier bar chords and other shapes
Bridge
Fixed vs Evertune
Good sustain and needs no set-up
Scale Length
24.75'' (628.7mm) vs 26.5'' (673.1mm)
Easier bending, shorter fret separation and warmer natural tone
Pickups Power
Passive vs Active
Cleaner sound and no battery needed

Other Key Differences
Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7 vs Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged

Bridge Pickup
Fishman Fluence Open Core PRF-CO7 vs Gibson Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted)
Different Bridge Pickup
Neck Pickup
Fishman Fluence Open Core PRF-CO7 vs Gibson Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted)
Different Neck Pickup
Body Wood
Basswood vs Maple
Different Body Wood
Neck Wood
Maple vs Mahogany
Different Neck Wood
Fretboard Wood
Ebony vs Rosewood
Different Fretboard Wood
Headstock
3-4 vs 6
Different Headstock
Nut Material
Black Tusq XL vs Nylon
Different Nut Material

Shared Features
Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7 vs Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged

Pickups
HH
High output without hum
Paint Finish
Poly
Resistant paint that ages well

Common Strengths

  • High-Quality Nut
  • Top Pickup Brand
  • Expensive Wood

Common Weaknesses

  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • 21:1 Tuner Ratio

Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7 Prices

Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged Prices

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Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7 vs Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged: Which One is Better?

After going through our comparison algorithm, the results show that the Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7 is probably the better product overall with its final score of 80 compared to the Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged's 74 score, although not by a lot.

The Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7 wins when it comes to sound, playability, build quality, value for the money. This means that it wins over the Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged in every aspect.

However, there's still a reason to choose the Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged instead. If you got small hands, you'll probably feel that the Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged is easier to play.

Which Guitar is Better for Beginners?

If you're looking for your first guitar to learn how to play, the Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged is the better choice.

The Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged meets 6 out of our 8 criteria items for beginner friendliness, while the Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7 meets only 5. This takes into account the type of frets, scale length, nut width, bridge type, fretboard radius, and neck profile to determine the easiest combination for new players.

Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7
New Player Friendliness
  • Comfortable shape
  • Locking tuners
  • Comfortable fretboard
  • Tall frets
  • Comfortable neck
  • Easy-to-use bridge
  • Wide nut
  • Short scale
Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged
New Player Friendliness
  • Comfortable shape
  • Easy-to-use bridge
  • Tall frets
  • Wide nut
  • Short scale
  • Comfortable neck
  • Locking tuners
  • Comfortable fretboard

Nevertheless, when it comes to choosing a guitar, you should pick the one more compatible with your personal style. Still, below we'll try you to give you our results as objectively as it's possible to help you decide.

Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7 Overview

  • From Jackson's 2020 Pro series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 7 strings
  • 26.5"'' scale
  • 12" to 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Basswood body
  • 3-Piece Maple/Wenge/Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence Open Core PRF-CO7 (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: Fishman Fluence Open Core PRF-CO7 (Humbucker/Active)
  • Evertune F7 Model bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Speed Bolt-On neck
  • 24 Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh Locking tuners

Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged Overview

  • From Gibson's 2020 Gibson Murphy Lab Collection series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • 3-Ply Maple/Poplar/Maple body
  • Solid Mahogany neck
  • Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Gibson Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted) (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Gibson Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted) (Humbucker/Passive)
  • ABR-1 bridge
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Authentic 64 Medium C-Shape Set neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Kluson Single Line Strip with Metal Buttons tuners

Build Quality Comparison

When it comes to build quality, we like to take into account everything used to build the guitar. This includes materials, hardware and the quality control expected depending on the country where it was built. Let's see how the Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7 compares to the Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged.

Country of Origin Comparison

The manufacturing country can tell a lot about the build quality of an instrument. The Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7 was built in Indonesia while the Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged was made in United States.

Indonesia is becoming the most popular country for guitar building because they can make good instruments for a low price. Some people think that they're 'the new China' when it comes to build quality. But the truth is that Indonesian guitars are more consistent, although Chinese quality has improved a lot in the last few years.

The United States is considered one of the best electric guitar manufacturers in the world. A guitar made in this country is supposed to have world-class quality control. Nowadays, guitars made in other countries can beat some of the ones made in the US, but most of the time, this country offers the best you can get. Of course, that comes at a price.

Winner: Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged

Woods Used in Both Guitars

Maple wood pattern used for guitar building
Maple

Maple is one of the most popular necks for good reasons. It is a strong wood that is relatively cheap to make and looks beautiful. The highest quality maple is the hardest that comes from North America.

Woods Used in the Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7

Ebony wood pattern used for guitar building
Ebony
Basswood wood pattern used for guitar building
Basswood

Ebony is a high-end wood, so it is not cheap. It's only used for fretboards because it's also very heavy. It does an excellent job as a durable material while looking elegant.

Basswood is a lightweight type of wood that isn't as expensive as other popular choices for guitar building. It gives more power to the mid-range frequencies. Its color can vary from pale white to light brown.

Woods Used in the Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged

Mahogany wood pattern used for guitar building
Mahogany
Rosewood wood pattern used for guitar building
Rosewood

Mahogany is a fairly rare wood nowadays. It's used mostly for bodies due to its relatively lightweight. Gibson popularized it with their Les Paul guitars during their golden years, so this wood has a lot of good reputation behind it. The most expensive type comes from South America and it's still used by Gibson even today.

Rosewood is an almost purple-looking wood that is used mainly for fretboards since it's heavy, rare, and expensive. It's sometimes used on acoustic guitar bodies to create stronger warm tones.

Winner: Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged.

Nut Material

If you want your guitar to stay in tune and sound good, you need a well cut nut. Nut quality can be inconsistent even when comparing two copies of the same guitar model. The best way to make sure you're nut will be well done is by getting a nut made by an expert company like TUSQ or Micarta.

The Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7 has a Black Tusq XL nut. TUSQ nuts are usually the highest quality you can get. Black TUSQs are made from a special slippery material that helps the strings get back to its original position (one of the keys to tune stability).

On the other hand, the Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged comes with a Nylon nut. It used to be one of the highest quality materials for nuts (and still is), but it's rare to find nowadays because it's hard to work with. It's a very resistant material with very low friction, so it will keep the guitar in tune and will last for a long time

Winner: Tie.

Fret Material

Most guitar fret wire is made of nickel silver. This material eventually wears down after a lot of use and most guitars end up needing a complete fret replacement. However, some expensive guitars come with stainless steel frets. This is what you should aim for if you can afford it.

Unfortunately, none of these guitars come with stainless steel frets.

Winner: Tie.

Bridge

The perfect bridge for you will depend on your playstyle because they all have advantages and disadvantages. However, some bridges are more expensive—like Floyd Roses and Evertunes—and thus add more value to a guitar.

The Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7's brige is a Evertune. It will keep your guitar in tune and intonated until the next string swap. If you really like extremely subtle vibratos, this might not be the bridge for you because you won't be able to perform them as well. However, the fact that you won't need to tune your guitar is a huge advantage that many people will gladly pay the extra price for.

On the other hand, the Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged's is a Fixed. It's a simple bridge that is very beginner-friendly since it doesn't require any set-up. You can swap strings easily. It might also give more sustain since it doesn't have complex moving parts that make the strings lose vibration. However, it doesn't have the same versatility as a tremolo bridge.

Since we need to be objective, the most expensive type of bridge will be the winner of this section. In the end, this doesn't matter if you're not going to use the bridge for its original purpose, so choose the bridge that fits your playing style better.

Winner: Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7.

Tuners

The Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7 has the best tuners of the two because they are locking tuners. They'll help to keep your guitar in tune because they allow you to tune the guitar without wrapping the strings around the posts. This avoids variations in the tuning due to the strings changing position at the post after a bend. They come at the disadvantage of being slightly heavier than regular tuners. Also, it makes it a lot easier to restring.

Winner: Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7.

Neck Joint

Contrary to popular belief, the difference in sustain and tone that some neck joints give to an electric guitar is simply unperceivable—if they're all well built. However, some of them do have advantages over the others.

The Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7 has a Bolt-On neck joint. This neck is joined to the body by 4 bolts that you can simply unscrew. This allows you to replace the neck or take it off for travel. It's the most common and cheapest way to build a guitar.

On the other hand, the Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged comes with Set neck joint. This neck is tightly glued to the body. They give you the least versatility because you can't swap them for a neck that fits your hand better if you want to, unlike bolt-on necks. Some people think this gives more resonance and sustain, but there's no real difference if the bolt-on joint is well built.

Winner: Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7.

Here is the list of features that were considered when choosing the winner in the Features subcategory:

Strengths & Weaknesses
Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7
  • Locking Tuners
  • Expensive Wood
  • Black Tusq XL Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Multi-Voicing Pickups
  • Stays in Tune (Evertune)
  • Strap Lock
  • Luminescent Inlay
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • High-Quality-Standards Country
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Weight Relief
  • Tremolo
  • 21:1 Tuner Ratio
Strengths & Weaknesses
Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • High-Quality Nut
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • Tremolo
  • 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • Strap Lock
  • Luminescent Inlay

Final Build Quality Scores

Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7
Quality of materials 72
Features 85
Quality Control 80
Build Quality 79
Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged
Quality of materials 74
Features 55
Quality Control 100
Build Quality 76

Sound Quality Comparison

Determining which guitar sounds better objectively is a difficult task since not everybody will love the same pickups. However, we still can take a look at the instrument specifications to determine how versatile, how much sustain, and the tuning stability it might have. Let's see now how both these guitars compare to each other when it comes to sound quality.

Pickup Configuration

Both guitars have an HH pickup configuration. Double Humbucker (HH) is the choice for people who want a fuller, more round sound with tons of mids and lows. Humbuckers also get rid of the hum noise that plague single-coil pickups. They can work out for almost any genre going from Djent to even Jazz.

Pickups Quality

Both guitars come with very good pickups from at least one of the specialized brands in the market. With pickups like these, you probably won't need an upgrade anytime soon.

However, the Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged has a slight sound quality advantage when taking into account other factors like the type of pickups, magnet, position, etc.

You can purchase similar pickups to the Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7's and use them on any guitar:

The Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7's pickups are Active while the Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged's are Passive.

Passive pickups are what most guitars use. These have a normal output that works well for most genres. However, Active pickups are the preferred choice of heavy metal players because they offer extra output thanks to their 9v battery, which results in a heavier, more distorted sound. Bear in mind that achieving a completely clean tone with them won't be easy. So if you want to also use clean tones, you might want to avoid Active pickups.

Winner: Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged.

Versatility Comparison

Some guitars offer you more ways to explore your creativity than others. Below you'll find how both guitars compare when it comes to versatility.

Switch Options

The Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7 gives you 5 switch options while the Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged gives you 3. This means that the Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7 gives you more options to find the right pickup combination for the type of sound you want to achieve

Only the Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7 comes with some kind of pickup modification: Multi-Voicing.

Multi-Voicing means the pickups come with multiple ''voices'', which means they can change the tone and gain by a simple switch or knob. Sometimes it might be going from an Active pickup sound to a Passive without hearing a volume difference, or simply a change in the dynamic range.

Here's the diagram comparing all the pickup combinations you can get with both guitars:

Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7 pickups switch selector and push knobs diagram
Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7's switch options
Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged pickups switch and push knobs diagram
Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged's switch options

When evaluating versatility, we also take into consideration bridge and neck joint type, number of frets, switch options, amount of pickups and more.

Winner: Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7.

Final Sound Quality Scores

Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7
Pickups 85
Sustain 85
Versatility 68
Tuning Stability 100
Sound 85
Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged
Pickups 90
Sustain 75
Versatility 54
Tuning Stability 70
Sound 72

Playability Comparison

Let's now compare the playability of both guitars. Bear in mind that the guitar will feel different depending on your hand size and play style. That's why you should always test a guitar before buying it. But if you can't or want a second opinion on it, we can still take a look at each of the important measurements of the guitar for you. This way, we can predict how easy a guitar is to play, or how different it will feel compared to the other.

Remember that, even though the difference might seem small, every inch counts when we're comparing guitars. Any variation can completely change how comfortable a guitar feels in your hands.

Nut Width Comparison

Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7 Nut Width
Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7 Nut Width
Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged Nut Width
Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged Nut Width

The nut width will affect the separation between strings at the nut. In this comparison, the Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7 has the wider nut with 44.5mm (1.75'') vs 43mm (1.693''). This is a 1.5mm (0.057'') difference

This means that it will be more difficult to do bar chords on the Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7, especially closer to the nut. However, it's also easier to play without muting strings accidently. This favors people with big hands.

Scale Length Comparison

Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7's Scale Length
Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7's Scale Length
Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged's Scale Length
Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged's Scale Length

The scale length is one of the things that influences playability the most. This is the distance between the nut and the bridge and will affect everything from low action allowance, difficulty to perform bends, fret separation, and even tone.

The Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7 has the longest scale: 26.5". The Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged is only 24.75" long. This is a 1.75'' (44.4mm) scale length difference.

This longer scale means that the strings need more tension to get in tune. This is good if you want to avoid fret buzz, which can happen when the strings are too loose and touch the frets while vibrating. This is especially important when playing in lower tunings. This will also let you reduce the gap between fretboard and strings (low action) to make them easier to press down. However, this higher tension will also make it harder to perform bends and vibratos as the strings will feel stiffer.

This also means that the frets have a longer separation between each other, so this will make it harder for people with smaller hands when playing some chord positions.

Another characteristic of a longer scale is that it makes the guitar sound 'snappier' or brighter. This is due to the extra separation between harmonics and overtones produced by the tension. This influences tone more than any other factor (except the pickups).

Lastly, remember that you can also affect the tension of the strings by changing your string gauge. You can use a thicker gauge for more tension and a lighter one for less tension.

Neck Profile Comparison

Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7 Neck Profile
Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7's neck profile
Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged Neck Profile
Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged's neck profile

No single neck shape is better than others. However, most people tend to prefer a thinner necks because it doesn't get in their way when playing fast and most hand sizes can adapt to it pretty well. However, some people still prefer thicker necks for a better grip, especially if they have big hands.

In this case, both guitars have different neck shapes:

The Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7 has a D type of neck. This is a thin and flat neck that is made for playing fast. If you prefer a neck that doesn't get in your way when soloing, this is the shape you should use. Guitarists that prefer to have a bit more grip won't like this type of neck.

The Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged, on the other hand, has a C neck. This is what you'll find in most modern guitars. Most people feel like the thickness of a C neck is simply the less intrusive one for playing fast, while at the same time allowing you to grab the neck easily for resting if you want to.

Fretboard Radius Comparison

Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7 Fretboard Compound Radius
Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7's Compound Fretboard Radius
Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged Fingerboard Radius
Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged's Fingerboard radius

Most electric guitar fretboards are not flat; they usually have a curve or arc across their width. A curved fretboard will make it easier to perform chords without muting strings, while a flatter one will make it easier to play single notes, which is good for bending and soloing in general. The best fretboards have a compound radius that varies across the fingerboard, but they're not common since they take a lot more work to build.

In this case, the Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7 is the only one with a compound radius. This is a huge win because it will give you the best of both worlds: a more curved radius in the first few frets for chords, and flatter as you come closer to the body for soloing.

Hand Size Comfortability

Everyone has a different hand size, and that's why it's recommended to try a guitar before buying, even if others tell you that it's comfortable to play. However, we can know whether a guitar favors small or large hands just by knowing its exact measurements.

And after taking into account the scale length, nut width, neck profile and fretboard radius, we can conclude that the Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7 favors large hands more than the Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged.

Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7:
Big Hands
Balance
Small hands
Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged:
Big Hands
Balance
Small hands

Fret Size Comparison

Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7 Frets Size
Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7's Frets Size
Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged Frets Size
Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged's Frets Size

The Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7 has Jumbo frets, which should be taller than the Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged's Medium Jumbo frets.

Some people prefer taller frets because they result in more sustain since the strings get pressed cleanly without interference from the fretboard. However, if they're too tall—like Jumbo frets—, you might change the pitch of the strings accidentally if you press too hard because you won't be touching the fretboard with your fingers. This is also why some guitarists with a heavy grip prefer smaller frets. They like to feel the fingerboard to avoid pressing down too hard and getting out of pitch.

Final Playability Scores

Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7
Bending & Vibrato Ease 70
Chord Playability 70
Solo Playability 90
Playability 77
Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged
Bending & Vibrato Ease 85
Chord Playability 70
Solo Playability 70
Playability 75

Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7 vs Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged Specs Comparison

General Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7 Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged
Brand: Jackson Gibson
Year: 2020 2020
Configuration: HH HH
Strings: 7 6
Made in: Indonesia United States
Series: Pro Gibson Murphy Lab Collection
Colors: Gray Black
Left-Handed Version: No No
Body
Type: Solid Body Semi-Hollow
Body Material: Basswood 3-Ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
Bridge: Evertune F7 Model ABR-1
Neck
Neck Joint: Bolt-On Set
Tuners: Gotoh Locking Kluson Single Line Strip with Metal Buttons
Fretboard: Ebony Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
Neck Material: 3-Piece Maple/Wenge/Maple Solid Mahogany
Decoration: Offset Pearloid Dot Split Diamond Cellulose Nitrate
Scale Size: 26.5" 24.75"
Shape: Speed Authentic 64 Medium C-Shape
Thickness: 1st Fret: 0.775'' (19.7mm) - 12th Fret: 0.835'' (21.2mm) 1st Fret: 0.87'' (22.1mm) - 12th Fret: 0.98'' (24.9mm)
Frets: 24 Jumbo 22 Medium Jumbo
Fretboard Radius: 12" to 16" 12"
Nut: Black Tusq XL Nylon
Nut Width: 44.5mm (1.75'') 43mm (1.693'')
Electronics
Switch: 5 Way 3 Way
Knobs: Dome Bell
Pickup Mods: Multi-Voicing None
Volume Controls: 1 2
Tone Controls: 1 2
Bridge Pickup: Fishman Fluence Open Core PRF-CO7 (Humbucker / Active) Gibson Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted) (Humbucker / Passive)
Middle Pickup:
Neck Pickup: Fishman Fluence Open Core PRF-CO7 (Humbucker / Active) Gibson Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted) (Humbucker / Passive)